The definition of hard-pressed is barely able, or experiencing distress.adjective
If you aren't sure you can afford a $100 ticket to a concert, this is an example of when you are hard-pressed to come up with the money to go to the concert.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
confronted with a difficulty or harassment
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Experiencing great difficulty or distress: financially hard-pressed.
hard-pressed - Phrases/Idioms
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Overburdened, put upon, as in With all these bills to pay we find ourselves hard pressed. [c. 1800]